1.Explain why the United States has become a credential society.
2.Outline the major differences in the educational systems of Japan, the former Soviet Union, and Egypt.
3.List and briefly explain the functions of education.
4.Explain how education maintains social inequality, according to conflict theorists.
5.Summarize symbolic interaction research regarding teacher expectations and the self-fulfilling prophecy.
6.Identify the major problems with the U.S. educational system and discuss solutions.
7.Define religion and explain Durkheim's essential elements of religion.
8.Describe the functions and the dysfunctions of religion.
9.Explain what aspects of religion are focused on by symbolic interactionists.
10. Identify the conflict perspective on religion and note Marx's influence.
11.Describe the relationship between religion and capitalism, as seen by Weber.
12.Define cult, sect, church, and ecclesia, and describe the process by which some groups have moved from one category to another.
13.State the major characteristics of religion in the U.S.
14.Explain what is meant by secularization of religion.
15.Analyze the future of religion.